Swamy for resignation of M K Alagiri

Chennai: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister M K Alagiri over reports that he wrote to India's Ambassador to Uzbekistan to facilitate the visit of two businessmen on a visit there, saying it was against protocol.

"Alagiri should resign immediately or he should be removed from the Union cabinet. A Minister writing directly to envoy is against protocol. It is a big folly committed by Alagiri. The letter should have been sent through the external affairs ministry," he told reporters here.

On CBI seeking closure of the Bofors case against Italian Ottavio Quattarochi, Swamy said that under the Indian law, there is no timebar for reviving corruption cases, and added that if he was part of the next government at the Centre, he will revive the cases against Quattarochi.

Bureau Report